Philips stroke rehabilitation exerciser: A usability test

Privender Saini*, Richard Willmann, Ruth Huurneman, Gerd Lanfermann, Juergen Te Vrugt, Stefan Winter, Jaap Buurke

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We report on an explorative user test of a Rehabilitation xerciser in an early phase of development. The main uestion was if stroke patients were able to work with the ehabilitation system independently? Fifteen patients came nto the clinic, put on movement tracking sensors, and did hree rehabilitation exercises using this system. After these xercises, patients were given two usability questionnaires nd given an interview about ease/difficulty of sensor placement and feedback features. Finally, patient videos were viewed to note all patient errors. The results were positive: patients were able to perform the actions needed to put on the sensors. They were also fairly capable of interacting with the system independently. Few errors were made. Ease of use and learning were good, but satisfaction and information quality was less presumably due to lack of actionable feedback. The results are extremely valuable for further user-centered development of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IASTED International Conference on Telehealth and Assistive Technologies, Telehealth/AT 2008
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIASTED International Conference on Telehealth/Assistive Technologies 2008 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 200818 Apr 2008


ConferenceIASTED International Conference on Telehealth/Assistive Technologies 2008
Abbreviated titleTAT 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Feedback
  • Sensors
  • Stroke
  • Technology-supported rehabilitation
  • Usability


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